Hotel Finder Deals & How To Get Them
Everyone’s looking for bargains online and in hotel finder websites, but not everyone knows how to get the best deals. The golden rule when Booking Hotel Rooms is:
Hotel Finder Deals Only Happen If You Make Them Happen!
Those who get the hottest bargain hotel deals are the ones who know how the hotels system works. It’s a question of supply and demand and so hotel rooms are sold at a variety of prices. People in the next room can often be paying up to ten times what I am for an identical room. Yes, an identical room on the same floor of the same hotel, with the exact same breakfast…
“So how do I do get one of these bargain hotel deals?” I hear you asking. And that’s what Bargain Hotel Finder is all about. I will reveal my secrets of getting bargain hotel deals. This is how professionals always get the cheapest deals. This article is about what you do when you are in a rush and don’t have time to do a lot of checking. See other articles on the Bargain Hotel Finder website for other tips and hints.
Hotel Finder: The Top 5 Ways of Getting Bargain Hotel Deals When You’re In A Hurry:
- Internet Prices Are Usually The Cheapest Prices. Not always, but usually. I just did a test. I picked a three-star hotel in central London as an example. I called them up by telephone and asked for a single room for three nights in two weeks’ time. They quoted me £149 a night, excluding breakfast. After a spot of haggling this was reduced to £139 with breakfast. The same room was £89 a night on one Hotel Finder website (without breakfast, but you can get a hell of a feast for £50!) and £94 (with breakfast) on Hotelopia. Superbreak didn’t feature this hotel, but a very similar one nearby was £76 without breakfast!
- Use Specialist Hotel Discount Websites NOT The Hotel’s Own Site . The same room for 3 nights on the hotel’s own website was £129 a night. Go figure!
- Ask For An Upgrade. Bargain hotel deals can be available on the day of your visit that were not available to hotel finder websites. When you arrive and check in, discreetly ask the receptionist for an upgrade, free parking or whatever. You never know… there may be an extra bargain to be had!
- Be Geographically Flexible. Arm yourself with a map of the town you want to stay in. Central may be more convenient, but often most bargain hotel deals will be had at places a little further out. But beware of edge of city locations. London, for example, is a big place and you can spend quite a lot of your time (and money) traveling to and from the city centre. Hotel finder websites might not tell you this.
- Only Consider Good Hotels. It may be obvious, but you can easily find yourself in a terrible hotel at the cheapest hotel rates. Look at any picture of the hotel the site may have – but remember that this has been submitted by the hotel in question and may not be totally representative. Check out the star-rating. I find that three-star usually covers all my needs (unless I’m on a real budget I don’t look at anything less) but remember: four- and five-star hotels can often be had for almost the same rate as a 3-star. Those are the kind of bargain hotel deals I like!
Hotel Finder Tip: The Golden Rule For Getting Bargain Hotel Deals Is: “Check before you book”.
Afterwards is usually too late to go back and ask for bargain hotel deals, even on the best hotel finder websites.